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Located in Gloucestershire, you will find areas of natural beauty covered in ancient forests. A place well worth visiting is Westonbirt Arboretum for their fantastic STIHL Tree Top Walk. Stretching over 300 meters and situated 13 meters high you can stroll along the award winning architecturally designed walkway, as you make your way through the canopy of world renowned trees.

Along the way you will find view points so you can take a moment and enjoy the views. Make sure you stop at the crows nest, enjoy the rope bridge and enjoy the interactive hotspots. These added touches make it an enjoyable day out for all.

Another famous forest area which also runs predominantly through Gloucestershire is The Forest of Dean. An ancient forest used in the medieval time as a hunting ground, then utilised for timber for the Navy’s Tudor warships. By the time we entered the Victorian times it was readily being used for industrial purposes including coal mining. If you visit the forest today you may see some hidden remains, but if you keep a look-out you should be able to spot the abundance of wildlife that reside here.

Whilst in the Forest of Dean we highly recommend you visit the Sculpture Trail. One of the first to open in the UK and covers roughly 4.5 miles. As you make your way through the forest, you will find sculptures created by artists to interpret both the history and the forest environment. One of the highlights of the trail is a 15 foot high stained glass window suspended from the trees titled ‘Cathedral’. A beautiful piece which you can view from below at all angles, enjoy watching the natural light work in harmony with the sculpture.